(Resource News International, Published: Western Edition Country Guide) -- Canadian farmers are expected to grow more hemp this year, as demand for both the seed and fibre is increasing, and the crop can offer good returns to producers, according to an industry official.
"This year there is a lot of optimism in the market," said Kim Shukla, executive director of the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance, an industry group based at Steinbach, Man.
"We had some very strong movement on the food side of the business," she added, noting both exports of processed hemp seed and domestic demand were strengthening.
As a result, she said, the area seeded to hemp across the country was expected to increase from about 14,000 acres in 2009, to 25,000 acres this spring.Read more »
A Toronto man, who was known as Jacob Tapiero, identified himself as Neev Jacob Tapiero to Port Hope council Tuesday night when speaking on his grow operation.
Tapiero was involved in a drug bust by Toronto's 51 Division at Toronto's C.A.L.M., a "not illegal" medical cannabis club on March 31, but he was released without restrictions during a bail hearing, Ron Marzel, counsel for Tapiero said.
But due to the publicity, Tapiero felt it necessary to identify himself as the person involved with C.A.L.M.
The Queen Street East ‘‘compassion club’’ raided and picked clean by police last week reopened yesterday, but it was selling only politics, not marijuana.
Neev Tapiero, owner of Cannabis As Living Medicine (CALM), said its current goal is to spread the word about a protest this Sunday outside police headquarters over the government’s medical marijuana regulations.
‘‘Health Canada’s poorly run program ... results in thousands of people’s rights being denied,’’ he said.Read more »
It poured rain.
And instead of putting a damper on the dagga, at least 75 sopping wet stoners sloshed through the mud with poncho’s, umbrellas and bongs hell bent on smoking out Stephen Harper. It makes you wonder, just how dedicated to dope do you have to be? At College Park underneath a clump of trees and a tattered plastic tarp there was a lot of smoke, even more rain and a little bit of insight.Read more »
In the video, plainclothes officers chase a patron into a storefront doorway.
One man is pushed face-first to the ground and handcuffed. Another patron is knocked down as two officers rush past. Some carry nightclubs. One officer appears to slap a patron twice on the head.
The images could be out of a late-night cop show.Read more »
-Jacob Tapiero, a man who recently applied to Health Canada for a licence to produce medical marijuana, will speak to Port Hope Council tonight.
Tapiero's counsel, Ron Marzel, was in attendance at last Tuesday night's Committee of the Whole meeting, informing council that Tapiero originally had a licence to grow 25 plants for a patient with epilepsy, but recently applied to grow an additional 25 plants for a patient with HIV.
An outbuilding has been erected on an agricultural property in Ward 2 after building permits were obtained.
According to council, it wasn't until a neighbour noticed a large transformer being installed that red flags were raised and the intended use of the property became clear.